SIG course periods provide a robust and challenging academic experience that offer students a variety of instructional learning opportunities. These experiences range from collaborative work groups, independent investigations, experiments, interactive explorations, research, performance tasks, and so much more to develop personal passions, divergent/convergent thinking, and creative production.
With small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios, course instructors and teaching assistants provide attention and flexibility based on students' readiness, leaving room to allow for exploration of students' personal interests.
For Summer 2022, SIG Elementary Day Programs are introducing a new course structure. Each course block now lasts approximately 3 hours with two 10-minute breaks built into the course session. We can assure you that students won't be taught using a lecture style! Students will engage in wide-range of learning opportunities that range from mini-lessons, hands-on activities, interactive experiences, and opportunities to develop research interests and skills.
We know the importance of gifted, talented, and creative youth, especially at a young age, being able to explore their passions on a deeper level. That means being given the time to dive deep into course content and then having time to process that content in a way that is meaningful to them or in new ways. SIG’s new course structure will allow students to do that and more! With the opportunity for students to develop depth and complexity with topics they love, SIG courses will leave them eager for more.
Also new for 2022, students will now be grouped according to completed grades (K-2 and 3-5) rather than age. This aligns with their development and allows for greater collaboration amongst peers in the classroom as the curriculum is already tailored to their need for a challenge.